The EU Commission announces that the nuclear industry won’t be included in its draft guidelines on environmental and energy aid

Still in primary containment: the European Commission’s approach to State aid in the nuclear industry* On 8 October 2013, it was announced that the nuclear industry would not be included in the European Commission’s draft Guidelines on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020 as anticipated. Earlier in the year, a leaked copy of the draft Guidelines (which the author has read) set out six pages on how the Commission would seek to address State measures in the nuclear industry. Some commentators are claiming victory for the anti-nuclear lobby; others appear to be suggesting that this is a major setback for the nuclear industry, particularly in the UK where a new fleet of reactors is proposed. But this development should not be overstated. It

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  • Baker McKenzie (Brussels)

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Gavin Bushell, The EU Commission announces that the nuclear industry won’t be included in its draft guidelines on environmental and energy aid, 8 October 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin Environment and competition policy, Art. N° 57848

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